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Vermouth And Soda Cocktail

If you travel to Barcelona, sooner or later you’ll find yourself sipping on vermouth and it will likely will be this vermouth and soda cocktail recipe.

Whether it’s an afternoon break at a cafe, an aperitif at sunset, or to accompany your tapas, you’ll be tempted to have your glass filled with the herbal, bittersweet liquid because it’s refreshing, low-ish in alcohol, and pairs fabulously with food. 

Vermouth And Soda Cocktail Recipe

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Yes, you can simply order your vermouth on the rocks but we prefer it con sífon or soda water. That simple addition lightens up the drink and makes it even more of a session cocktail and even lower alcohol.

This cocktail recipe is so simple it barely deserves to be called a recipe. You simply combine vermouth and soda to the ratio you like and serve it. But we like ours with a few key garnishes!

Recipe Ingredients

These are the ingredients that you’ll need to make this vermouth and soda cocktail are:

  • Ice cubes
  • Navel oranges
  • Sweet vermouth
  • Club soda
  • Castelvetrano olives or grilled Spanish olives

How To Make A Vermouth And Soda Cocktail

These are the steps to make this vermouth and soda cocktail recipe:

  • Fill A Glass With Ice: Fill a glass with ice then add the orange slice.
  • Add Vermouth and Soda: Add the vermouth and the soda water and give it a stir.
  • Garnish and Serve: Garnish with a skewered olive and serve.

What To Serve With This

Here are some of our favorite Spanish bites to serve with this vermouth and soda cocktail recipe:

 

Frequently Asked Questions

A Vermouth and Soda cocktail is a simple, refreshing drink from Spain made with vermouth (a type of aromatized, fortified wine) and soda water. It's a popular aperitif and can be made with either sweet or dry vermouth, offering a balance of herbal, wine-like flavors with the effervescence of soda.

The choice of vermouth depends on personal preference. Dry vermouth will create a crisper, more refreshing drink, while sweet vermouth will give a richer, slightly sweeter flavor. Rosé vermouth can also be used for a different twist.

The Vermouth and Soda cocktail is perfect for warm weather, outdoor gatherings, or as a pre-dinner aperitif. Its light and refreshing nature makes it suitable for brunches, afternoon sipping, a tapas party, or any occasion where a less intense, easy-drinking option is desired.

Tips To Make This Recipe

The key is to top the vermouth and soda with a slice of orange and a skewered olive. They may seem like trivial, afterthoughts of garnishes but they’re both essential in our book. Why? The essential oils of the citrus and the oil from the olive get mixed in as you stir, swish, and sip the drink and it makes this simple combination so much more complex.

And if you really want to knock it out of the park we insist that the skewered olive be grilled like the jarred ones we have in our store. They’re delicious as is and even more spectacular in cocktails!

And the perfect pairing for foods that are vinegary, fried, or sauce-y, aka all the things you come across when you eat in Spain.

Go stock up on all your cooking essentials, then head into the kitchen, make this, and share it with us by tagging @saltandwind and #swsociety on social!

Vermouth And Soda Cocktail Recipe

Vermouth And Soda Cocktail Recipe

This Vermouth And Soda Cocktail recipe is so simple it barely deserves to be called a recipe. You simply combine vermouth and soda to the ratio you like and serve it. But we like ours with a few key garnishes!
4.9 from 10 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 1 Cocktail
Calories 51 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ice cubes
  • slice navel orange
  • 2 ounces sweet vermouth
  • 6 ounces chilled club soda
  • 1 castelvetrano olives

    or grilled Spanish olives

Instructions
 

  • To Make One Vermouth Cocktail: Fill a glass with ice then add the orange slice. Add the vermouth and the soda water and give it a stir. Garnish with a skewered olive and serve. 

PERSONAL NOTES

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 51kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 0.1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.5gSodium: 98mgPotassium: 5mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.02gVitamin A: 16IUCalcium: 11mgIron: 0.04mg
Keyword Spanish Aperitivo, Spanish cocktail
Tried this recipe?Mention @saltandwind or tag #swsociety!

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